So here's an interesting development. I'm checking out the Herald-Sun website this morning, and there's an ad across the top from the H-S itself, saying, "Tell us what you really think," and providing a link to http://www.heraldsun.com/blogger. Well, having written the H-S in the past asking that they turn their best reporters loose to blog, I was naturally curious. So there, on the blogger page, it said "no blogs posted." With a lure like to that of a freshly poured concrete sidewalk, I was drawn in. Have to do a test post at least, I thought.
Given the prompt, "tell us what you really think," I let loose with my number 1 problem at the Herald-Sun -- the abundantly useless John McCann. So, with my critique summed up into a tidy blog post, I hit submit to see what would happen. And, well, it's not really clear what happens.
For one thing, the "blogger" page (which appears to have little to do with blogger.com) is only accessible to "registered users." As to the fact that I saw no posts there, I don't know if this was because I was the very very first poster, or that only shows things that I've written. If the latter, it's completely unclear as to how anyone, such as myself, might ever read anyone else's blogs. If so, is this a feature that lets me keep my own personal diary that no one else can read on the Herald-Sun website? Gee, thanks, guys!
So, here's a question -- can anyone else see any blogs anywhere on the Herald-Sun website? Can you see anything that might have been written by me? After you take a look there, see if this link (which allegedly goes to my "blog page," exactly what that means I don't know) shows you anything. I'm interested to hear from both users with H-S registrations and those without.
Maybe they're still ironing out the kinks, and maybe their lack of web editor means that it's going to take a while before anything works right. At this point, though, the review that pops into mind is something along the lines of, "Newzpapir blogz -- ur doing it rong."